#1
I might be getting a new pedal soon, and Im looking for common pedals that players use, also are there any guitar pedals that work just as good on bass?
#2
Flangers and compressors work fine on both. There are a few bass chorus pedals, but guitar chorus pedals seem to work just as well.
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#3
Not sure how 'common' they are amoung bassists but a Wah-Wah would be a cool idea.
#4
echos and reverbs work perfectly fine too.

the most common bass set up is no pedals. but distortion and synth pedals do pop up quite a bit. I wouldn't buy a pedal simply for the sake of buying a pedal.
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#5
Ok, stay away from Zoom, there bull. Im selling mine at this very moment. Sansamp BDDI pedals are everywhere and sound epic
#7
I'm not a bassist, but I know a bassist who uses a 7 band EQ as well as a normal EQ pedal (like what's built into your amp, only in pedal form except much higher quality). I'm not sure about the redundancy aspect of using 2 EQ pedals, but his sound is nice and fat and juicy. So EQ = yup!
#8
I find that the most common pedal that bass players use is a solid quality tuner pedal.


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#9
What my friends and I normally use are Flangers and Fuzzes. But I do know a few bassists from my school who use wahs.
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#10
fuzz for sure. in one form or another, fuzz. be it from a pedal, wiring your pickups differently or having an amp that does it. great universal effect.
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#11
Hartke Bass Attack. It's only about $80.
Not many use it. I guess because it's
just too low cost, but I like it better
than the SansAmp, and I've had two
SansAmps,

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#12
chorus/flanger and some quality overdrive.
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#13
Pretty much all guitar pedals work fine for bass. There are no essential bass effects...maybe compression is the most common but I really hate compressors. If you want to get into effects probably the first thing you'll want is distortion of some kind.
#14
compressors are awesome, dont listen to smb :P

its an effect that you don't really notice that much when its on, but when its off you can tell it makes such a difference. if you get the compression levels right, it'll tighten up your playing a lot - not that effects should make up for technique but it makes you sound a lot more consistent, something very handy when playing live.

you do lose dynamic range tho (how loud or soft you sound) so if you play a lot of loud then soft parts, you might want to look into a compressor pedal that has a footswitch so you can turn it off when you wanna play soft/hard and put it on for passages that are "normal" volume.

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#16
I'm just gonna go ahead and say that everyone needs a Bass Big Muff Pi.
It's absolutely amazing for it's price.
#17
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I'm just gonna go ahead and say that everyone needs a Bass Big Muff Pi.
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YES, Bass Big Muff Pi makes my bass sound like a freaking lion. Definitely worth it for the price.

Other than that, a wah or chorus would be good, or maybe a synth pedal.
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#19
lol as soon as i read must have bass pedals i was like "oh crap everyones just going to spam bass big muff" .... i kinda feel let down that it was only mentioned after 15 posts
#20
Envelope filter
Fuzz
Compression
Chorus/flanger
Delay
Tremolo
Weird synth pedals
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#21
Every bassist should have chorus, overdrive and an envelope filter.

Someone above me said Zoom are bull. I had a Zoom B2 and the built-in digital effects sounded better than anything Boss has ever come up wit, surprising since a lot of the effects are modeled on Boss pedals.